Gypsy Drop by Kelly van Niekerk

Gypsy Drop

May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Flower knot stitch (unblocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
208 - 383 yards (190 - 350 m)
2 sizes: Small (approx 50x33cm), and Large (approx 100x33cm)
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Gypsy style is eccentric and airy. Fabric is layered and textured, with visually interesting details. This cowl aims to replicate that which a gypsy may wear.

Gypsy Drop is a cowl knit flat. You will start at one end, working a garter stitch edge, then textured stitch to the opposite end of the cowl, before working a second garter stitch edge containing buttonholes.
Within the textured stitch are drop stitch columns, which will be unravelled post knitting.
The length of fabric is turned into a cowl by attaching buttons to the initial garter stitch edge, and securing these through the buttonholes.

working drop stitches
If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.